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Steel Ornamental Fence vs Wrought Iron

If you’re thinking about installing a fence at your Denver area home or business that protects your property yet lets you enjoy the view, you’ll want to read what we have to share today. We’re going to compare and contrast steel ornamental fence vs wrought iron fence.
Both types of ornamental fencing lend elegance and beauty to your home or business, as well as strength and durability. However, the two types of fencing have some distinct differences you should be aware of. Keep reading to find out the differences between steel ornamental fences and wrought iron fences.

Wrought Iron Fencing

With its historic, ornate, and sometimes even Gothic look, wrought iron fencing has been around for years. You can see it at some historic churches and other historic properties in the area. However, it is decreasing in popularity for several reasons, including:

  • Compared to other fencing materials, it’s expensive to fabricate and install.
  • Since it’s pure iron, it’s not as strong as steel.
  • It’s extremely heavy.
  • Wrought iron is prone to rust.
  • A wrought iron fence will need sanding and painting if rust forms.

If you’re in love with wrought iron fencing and won’t settle for anything less, just be prepared for some added expense and maintenance. If you love the look but not the drawbacks, there is another option for you.

Steel Ornamental Fencing

Steel ornamental fencing is our top choice for a metal fence for your home or business. It has the high-end look of wrought iron fencing without the drawbacks. Let’s take a look.

  • It’s more affordable, is pre-fabricated at a factory, and is easy to install.
  • Steel ornamental fencing contains an alloy of iron and carbon – the carbon makes steel stronger than wrought iron.
  • It’s not as heavy as wrought iron, making it easier to install or repair.
  • Galvanized steel contains zinc, nickel, and cadmium, making it highly rust-resistant.
  • Steel fencing is powder coated and will not need painting.

Steel fencing can protect and beautify your home or business without hiding the view.

Which Metal Fence Is Right for Your Home or Business?

If you live in a historic neighborhood, check to see if you are required to use wrought iron fencing. If you’re absolutely in love with the ornateness and customization available only with wrought iron, then wrought iron should be your choice.
However, if you’re budget conscious and want a low-maintenance fence with the look of wrought iron without all of the drawbacks, steel ornamental fencing should be your choice.

Schedule a FREE Steel Ornamental Fencing Installation Quote

If you love the look of wrought iron fencing but want the low maintenance of steel ornamental fencing, we can help. We install this beautiful fencing all throughout the Denver area. The fastest way to reach us to schedule a fence installation quote is to call us at (720) 418-8194. You can also fill out the form and we’ll get back to you by the next business day. Building a fence that will last takes time and expertise. We have an abundance of both.
We serve both residential and commercial clients throughout the Denver metro area, including Lakewood, Wheatridge, Arvada, Littleton, Golden, and surrounding areas.